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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Will Include Cloud Gaming Starting This September

July 16, 2020

By: Patrick Perrault

 
 

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be including Cloud Streaming by integrating Microsoft's Project xCloud technology starting in September.

This integration will allow players to play more than 100 Xbox Game Pass titles on their mobile devices from the cloud as part of their Xbox Ultimate Game Pass membership.

 

In a blog post on Xbox, Xbox is also committing to policies such as ensuring that players will always be welcome. This is so that people of different backgrounds can bring "diverse content" to the Xbox platform. Players will also not be forced to the next generation, ensuring that those who are on the Xbox One will receive cross-play functionality across console generations.

Xbox will also utilize the "Smart Delivery" technology, where players can buy supporting titles that will work across generations. If you buy games like Assassin's Creed: Valhalla and Cyberpunk 2077, you'll receive the next-generation version at no extra cost.

 
 

And finally, Xbox franchises like Halo, Age of Empires, Forza, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Psychonauts, Wasteland, Minecraft, and Sea of Thieves will launch day one on Game Pass, so if you're a subscriber you should always have something to play

For more information, be sure to go here and read up on what's going on at Microsoft.

 
 

Quick Take

This is really cool. Cloud Gaming will probably never replace physical components and games installed onto hard drives, but for those who don't mind the loss in fidelity and latency it's a really cool feature and an ace in the hole for Microsoft. Playing Halo on a phone (or maybe even a Nintendo Switch, perhaps?) is a really neat idea, and it'll be awesome seeing it in action come September.


What do you think of this news? Does this make you want to subscribe to a higher tier of Xbox Game Pass? Let us know in the comments!